BUSINESS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
Closed business may be sold
A hearing on the proposed sale of a Camp Washington industrial supply house that shut suddenly Thursday has been rescheduled for today in a Grand Rapids, Mich., bankruptcy court.

Morning memo
Hot tips & news to start your business day.

What's the buzz?
To help build a sparkling new housing complex for the elderly, U.S. Bank will serve as lead bank in an $85 million construction-financing package for the 56-acre development in Montgomery.

Business meetings this week
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Making It
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MORE BUSINESS HEADLINES
Tobacco farmers find alternatives
Federal tobacco restrictions and declining demand by cigarette companies have led to soybeans taking over as the biggest cash crop in southwestern Ohio's Brown County, known for decades as the state's tobacco capital.


Most Goodyear locals approve new contract
AKRON - Nine of 14 union locals representing Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees have ratified a proposed three-year contract, all by wide margins, a union spokesman said Monday.

Ruling favors pop-up ads
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Online pop-up ads do not violate trademark laws even if they cover up or appear alongside unaffiliated Web sites, including those of rivals, a federal judge has ruled.

Tristate summary
In a move to expand its health-care business, Hillenbrand Industries Inc. said Monday that it agreed to acquire Advanced Respiratory Inc., a privately held maker of non-invasive airway clearing products.
Business digest


THE GREATER CINCINNATI 100
Top private firms saw recession
Even before the recession hit in March 2001, Greater Cincinnati's largest private businesses saw the tough times coming.

Drees Co. grabs top ranking in the 100
The Drees Co. earned the top spot in this year's Greater Cincinnati 100, but company officials say that the home builder is even bigger now.

Vehicle dealers showed the way
The tech bubble burst, the U.S. economy slumped, and consumers ducked for cover from terrorists.
These 100 show best of can-do spirit
Health care costs bite deep
Accountable to themselves
Habegger posts 50th profit in 50th year
Builder moves up - for now
Floturn flourishes as others fall
Sumerel service adds to revenue
Companies: Outlook for economy is grim
Everclear emerges as true up-and-comer

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Erpenbeck archive
A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.